Volunteers are a vital part of the mission of the Florida Museum. By joining our team, you can become part of a this unique group of dedicated individuals!
How Do I Become a Museum Volunteer?
- Register to attend the new adult volunteer orientation
- Complete and return your Volunteer Application
- Assist us in finding the best match for you
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Service opportunities range from interacting with the public as an exhibit docent to working behind the scenes in the research collections. Several examples are listed below, but please keep in mind openings may vary due to need.
Work with staff to keep the Butterfly Rainforest beautiful year-round. Volunteers work on various aspects of gardening, including planting, watering and weeding.
Time Commitment: Two-hour shifts; weekly, Monday-Saturday: 8-10 a.m. and Sunday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Provide basic information to visitors during weekend plant sales on the patio in front of the Museum. Submit orders to the Collectors Shop and fill orders by assisting with loading.
Time Commitment: Two-hour shifts; weekly, Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m. or 2-5 p.m.
Work with research and collections staff on the daily care and maintenance of the Museum’s growing Lepidoptera (butterflies/moths) collection. Volunteers work behind the scenes helping staff label and mount specimens, maintain records and curate the collection.
Time Commitment: Two-hour shifts; weekly, Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Introduce educational programs and facilitate hands-on activities in the classrooms and exhibits to groups of school children on a pre-scheduled basis.
Time Commitment: Three-hour shifts; weekly, Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.-noon
Interact with visitors of all ages in permanent and featured exhibits, including answering general questions.
Time Commitment: Two-hour shifts; weekly, Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-3 p.m., 3-5 p.m.
Please contact Florida Museum Volunteer Coordinator Amy Hester, 352-273-2055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.